Restaurant Uniform Trends

May 20, 2014



As the millennial generation begins to take over many dining rooms and kitchens, uniform trends are starting to change.  Many restaurant managers are leaning toward more casual and flexible uniform policies, letting cooks and servers choose the style and fit that works best for them.  This might mean wearing your favorite soccer jersey, as is policy at Chicago’s Quartino, or letting cooks wear any style of chef coat and pants that fits them best, such is the practice at Bookstore Bar and Café in Seattle.  Many restaurants have forgone chef jackets altogether and instead outfit staff in more casual dishwasher shirts and of course there are restaurants that have eliminated uniforms altogether.  What is the uniform policy at your restaurant?  It might be time to consider a refresh.


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